I built up a single speed MTB with some cheap Kenda tires that had a diamond pattern (almost like gun checkering) and it was a blast to ride to the beach. Fast, light, and easy to hop small obstacles. The only bad time I had was when I tried to make a turn from a bike path into sand.OK Mr Hack, I picked up a 19" Specialized HardRock Frame for $20 bucks. I figured a set of cheap 26" wheels and a set of 2.25 Inch balloon tires. a 44T single speed crank and an 18t free wheel. with rim brakes. This as a second bike at my cabin since hauling my 29er to the cabin is out of the question. Riding on blacktop and golf cart paths gravel packed! Your take on this ride?